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Lecturer in Oral Biosciences

Requisition ID:  19544

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  20-May-2022


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

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Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


Salary: £36,382 - £38,587 per annum


Closing Date: 22 May 2022


The Role


We are looking for a suitably qualified Lecturer to enhance research activities and deliver teaching, assessment and support for the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the School of Dental Sciences at Newcastle University.  


You will make a significant contribution to research, as appropriate to the candidate’s own research interests, and in line with the existing research interests of the school. You will also be expected to contribute to teaching, assessment, curriculum development, student mentoring and supervision and to also provide input into the wider academic, scholarly, administrative and professional requirements of the school.


Further information about the Newcastle University School of Dental Sciences can be found here.


The University has developed an Academic Job Summary Guidance document which summarises the range of activities that academic staff may be expected to perform.


Informal enquires may be made to Dr Christopher Nile by emailing

Key Accountabilities


To establish a programme of independent research, specifically:

  • Plan, organise and carry out research in a relevant subject area that compliments or adds to the School’s current areas of research excellence, for example, host  responses to biofilms, ‘omics’ technologies to investigate disease pathogenesis or identification of novel biomarkers of disease, as relevant to oral health 
  • Plan and gain appropriate funding, to carry out an area of research, or contribute to this activity as a member of a team working on a broader programme
  • Disseminate research results through appropriate media and to advance knowledge in the field and enhance the University’s reputation for high quality research. This will include authoring, or co-authoring papers, for publication in high quality academic journals
  • Attract and supervise Masters and PhD students to ensure their successful completion (as a member of the supervisory team)
  • Contribute to the wider internal and external research community e.g. by reviewing journal articles, promotions peer review, peer review of research grants and membership of professional bodies
  • Where appropriate, initiate or contribute to interdisciplinary collaborations to maximise the benefits for the School, Faculty and University


To develop and deliver teaching to undergraduates and postgraduates to meet School and Faculty teaching objectives, specifically:

  • Develop and deliver lectures, seminars and practicals for the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the School, including application of innovative research-led teaching
  • Undertake supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate project work
  • Contribute to curriculum development by designing and developing new courses and/or modes of delivery
  • Set and mark assessments including both formative and summative
  • Prepare course materials, including course study guides and resources for teaching and learning


To undertake activities in order to support students, specifically:

  • Advise students and provide feedback in relation to their academic progress
  • Act as a personal tutor for individual students in line with University Regulations
  • Contribute to administration in order to ensure the effective organisation of degree programmes within the School and Faculty
  • Contribute to scholarship and research in order to enhance the reputation of the School, Faculty and University
  • Undertake other duties as seen as necessary by the Head of School; this may include contributions to other undergraduate courses in the School and postgraduate programmes


The Person


Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

  • Ability to deliver lectures, seminars and practical sessions to both small and large groups of students
  • Ability to develop innovative and effective teaching materials, including technology enhanced learning modalities
  • Knowledge, ability and expertise to teach biomedical and oral science (with sound knowledge in cell biology, immunology or bioinformatics) as part of the undergraduate course in the Dental School
  • The knowledge, ability and expertise to teach in a range of (biomedical and oral sciences) disciplines at both honours and postgraduate level
  • A research profile and evidence of a trajectory towards a proven track record in a relevant related science (e.g., cell biology, immunology or bioinformatics)
  • Evidence of contributing to strong applications for research funding
  • Must be prepared to work flexibly and according to the demands of the programme


Attributes and Behaviour

  • Evidence of the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of the ability to meet deadlines and to manage conflicting priorities
  • Understanding and commitment to the University’s mission, education, research and engagement strategies
  • Commitment to own personal professional development, including a strong desire to develop educational and research skills



  • Honours Degree in biological science, or relevant subject
  • PhD in a relevant bioscience discipline related to healthcare


The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

Requisition ID: 19544